Mount Abigail Adams?
The toponymy of the White Mountains is typically early American. The settlers who displaced the local Abenaki chose for the most part to honor political, scientific, and local leaders in the names that they bestowed on the peaks, rivers, and notches. A few landmarks reflect the physical landscape (Whiteface, Tripyramid), and a couple even commemorate indigenous leaders, though of Chocorua, Tecumseh, and Osceola, only the first was actually Abenaki. Note how few females are memorialized in…
Mrs. John Quincy Adams Portrait by Charles Bird King at National Portrait Gallery Washington DC
Mrs. John Quincy Adams First Lady Portrait by Charles Bird King 1824 Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Washington DC
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Abigail Adams. While her husband was creating a new country, she was back home raising the kids (which included, among other things, supervising the education of a son who would grow up to be the 6th president of the new U.S., and nursing the children and servants through various life-threatening illnesses). She ran the family farm in the middle of a war and still managed to write voluminous letters of advice to her husband John.
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Etiquette, Society Gossip and Feminine Fancies
Gilded Age beauty, and wife to U.S. President, Grover Cleveland, Frances Cleveland, didn't fancy wine. More harmless than malicious, with the exception of the description of one Gilded Age wife, "Feminine Fancies" was the title of a Gilded Age newspaper society column. Without the likes of today's TMZ, Extra, E!, this was a way to cover the society women of the day, and pass on a bit of gossip at the same time. The following is one such column: Mrs. Cleveland never drinks wine. Mrs. William…